I actually started my fixed asset career as a fluke - I was working an entry level accounting position for a major employer in Illinois and I got promoted to the clerical desk in fixed assets. Within a year, and with the help of a terrific mentor who had over 20 years in Fixed Assets I was promoted to the Senior Manager position and was in that role for the next 10 years. I dont know what it is about FA but I love it - I am good at it and I always get funny looks from other accountants like I am crazy to like FA ! At the time of my getting into FA I didn't have a formal degree.
I am finding that FA positions are few and far between in the Phx metro area. Anyone know of such a need please feel free to post it here and I will check back